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drunkymonkey
08-08-2005, 08:59 AM
The CEO of LucasArts, Jim Ward is a bloody moron! His plans for Indiana Jones?
"There's no reason why there shouldn't be an Indy game every year," he says happily, probably with dollar signs floating around his eyes.
Stop this madness, someone assasinate him!

Gabez
08-08-2005, 09:13 AM
Yeah, every year is very... prollific. I'm thinking he won't hold to that, but who knows? I really don't want LucasArts to do to Indiana Jones what they did to Star Wars games.

drunkymonkey
08-08-2005, 09:30 AM
It's Jim Ward, so he will.

Joshi
08-08-2005, 03:41 PM
I wonder if thay can actually make a decent Indy game though. Not 50 mediocher indy games, but at least one decent one. Indy is one of those perfect genres to be made into a decent game, they just haven't done it yet. maybe they will.

elTee
08-08-2005, 03:59 PM
LucasArts should have just pooled their resources. Everyone would have loved a Star Wars adventure game.

Kj°len
08-08-2005, 04:54 PM
Star Wars adventure, eh? Brilliant!
I'm still hoping for Monkey Island 5. And what happened to Sam'n'Max 2? First it was cancelled, then re-started, now what?

Joshi
08-08-2005, 05:06 PM
I don't remember Sam n max 2 being restarted (unless you were taken in by that joke), it's always been cancelled, it's not coming back, at least not with LucasArts anyway.

Alien426
08-09-2005, 01:30 AM
Joshi, you don't know your history. Sam & Max 2 was first developed by Infinite Machine. The company went bankrupt (http://www.adventuregamers.com/newsitem.php?id=122) and S&M2 was taken up by LucasArse.

We should keep an eye on Steve Purcell's new website Spudvision (http://www.spudvision.com).

Star Wars adventure: always wished there was one
Indy annually: as long as LucasArts doesn't develop the games...

Joshi
08-09-2005, 12:49 PM
Joshi, you don't know your history. Sam & Max 2 was first developed by Infinite Machine. The company went bankrupt (http://www.adventuregamers.com/newsitem.php?id=122) and S&M2 was taken up by LucasArse.


Fair enough.

jokemaster
08-12-2005, 02:28 PM
It could work if different developers worked on different genres, instead of LEC pumping out one every year, rushing them.

Mr Flibble
08-12-2005, 03:36 PM
I'll never forget Jim Ward and his helicopter made of money (another pro-Scummbar argument).
Indiana Jones game every year reeks of cheap cash ins. I'm no expert but I reckon you need at least two years to make a half-way decent game. And of course I base this on absolutely nothing, but it sounds right.

Gabez
08-12-2005, 04:35 PM
Haha, helicopter made of money. I totally created that.

To be honest I think I created the whole scapegoating of Jim Ward too... I mean, I bet he's not that bad. Simon Jefferies might have done exactly the same things, and anyway, most of the choices probably came from a board of governors. Just look at him (http://www.dvdfever.co.uk/reviews/jimward.jpg). Look at his chubby little face. Doesn't he just want to be loved?

Mind you, it's too late to turn back now. The wheels of hatred and prejudice have already been set in motion. Burn him! Burn him!!

And yeah, I agree about the one year thing... these days it takes one year just to make the game engine, let alone the game. If they had a powerfull toolset that they could update and quickly use to make new games then it's just possible, but I'm going to need some real convincing.

Edit: When I was Googling Jim Ward's name I came across this (http://www.rootsweb.com/~tngibson/cemeteries/tombstones/NewBeth/Jim_Ward.jpg). For some reason it makes me feel really guilty. :~

Mr Flibble
08-12-2005, 05:11 PM
So what are we dealing with here? Zombies?

drunkymonkey
08-13-2005, 03:56 AM
Well, look at FIFA okay, a game comes out for that every year, they only really improve one thing, and make a few cosmetic changes. And the fact is, an Indy game is going to be harder to make, with all the different animations and enviroments. I doubt they will be able to make a successful game series out of it. Successful in the shops possibly, but not successful in terms of quality.

Alien426
08-13-2005, 09:39 AM
From what I've read about EA Sports games they oscillate between two things every year. Like in one NHL there'd be lots of goals and the next would be altered so that there are less goals.

And what's it with that "father" on the grave stone? Why do they write that there? "beloved son", "husband and father"... is that so that people passing by can have some fun besides calculating the age of the dead guy?

Mr Flibble
08-13-2005, 10:36 AM
So the necrophiles get what they want quickly, because cemeteries are cold, and boobies disintegrate. (Or so I imagine).
I mean I imagine they would disintegrate, not that I enjoy imagining cold dead bodies in a sexual way.

Gabez
08-13-2005, 10:56 AM
Hahahahahahaha.

Oh man that is PRICELESS!

(Back on topic) Indiana Jones as Fifa would mean death to all.